Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy temple , Mahalakshmi Layout - Bangalore tourist destinations.

In  this post , we share our visit experience of Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy temple  at Mahalakshmi Layout , about 6 kms from city center towards North west Bangalore. Also known as  Temple layout of Bangalore , many temples are located in Mahalakshmi layout - few to name - ISKCON Sri Krishna , Veeranjaneya Hanuman  , Srinivasa temple (MariTirupathi)  etc.

Temple side view

Highlights of this temple :

  • In 1973 , a huge oil paint of the lord hanuman appeared befitting the surface of the huge rock
  • It was then carved on this single monolith udbhava shila idol of 22 feet height ,  16 feet wide and 4 feet thick and Prana pratistapana was done in 1976.
  • In 1985 , 7.5 ft high gold plated kalasha installation and the Maha kumbhabhisheka of the main temple was celebrated
  • Temple sanctum is 40 ft long and 40 ft wide . The upper structure is 40 ft high with a concrete dome and gopura is 41 ft high and total height comes to 81ft

  • Temple campus  also houses  a 20 feet Mahalakshmi idol , marble idols of Ganesha , Sita Rama Lakshmana.
Paintings depicting the construction stages

Temple is in the midst of Mahalakshmi layout , about half km from West chord road. The infamous ISKCON Sri krishna foundation temple is visible from this temple hill top. Many devotees after visiting ISKCON visit here.

ISKCON temple view 

There are two entrances to the temple from the main road and cross roads through a park. Temple campus has a Meditation hall ,  a big stage where cultural programmes & Bhajans are conducted. When we visited , exhibitions were organised selling spiritual books , gift items etc.

Painting of Hanuman in the concert hall

Temple is open in morning 7 AM to 12 PM and in evening between 5 PM to 8 PM. On Sundays , temple remains open for Darshan till 1 PM.

Besides this temple is a lush green park dividing the temple and another famous temple in the locality , the Srinivasa temple where a 5 feet idol of Sri Venkateshwara is consecrated  , 

Srinivasa temple

also known as Chikka Tirupathi / Mari tirupathi - this spot has a temple apartment known as "Charana Gopura" of 5 floors where at each floor with lift facility - different idols and carvings depicting avatars & life of  Lord Vishnu , Krishna , Lakshmi are displayed. There is an entrance fee of Rs.20 for adults , and Rs.10 for children ! This is open for visit between morning 10 to evening 7 PM .

Charana Gopura

Overall a nice spot to visit with family and friends . Do visit this spot and share your experience.